music monday

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beads + yoyos = love

well, i just can't stop. i love making these so much. i still love my original style of yoyo necklace - those won't be disappearing anytime soon. its just that making something new is fun. these are a bit more of a challenge for me. picking supplies, wire wrapping the beads, getting the balance right - i don't quite know the formula yet. i don't know for sure if there will be one hard and fast formula for these. time will tell. right now, i'm just enjoying making them.

this last necklace was sold before i listed it on etsy. i posted a picture to instagram and twitter of it and one of my very favorite regular customers declared it hers. her exact word was: "MINE!"  that made me happy. then, i head from a few other people who are interested in getting a necklace like this one. so, i placed my first vintage bead order yesterday. (i cannot, after all, completely deplete kateri's stash of beads!) as soon as they arrive, i'll be making a few more. 

when i started assembling this one, the combination of metallic finishes and the blue silk reminded me of the elves in lord of the rings. the leaf toggle clasp, long buried in my stash, was a perfect match. when the first person tweeted that she wanted it, she asked if i was naming it something elvish. why yes, i'll be calling it mithril, i replied. because i'm a nerd. a nerd who makes pretty things.

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wednesday words

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
 - Dolly Parton
 

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